Open Letter from Teachers and Researchers in Support of Fair Elections

posted 7 Feb 2012, 11:32 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 7 Feb 2012, 11:34 ]
Source: (info), 06/02/12 

· Electoral rights 

Almost 150 secondary school teachers and teachers and researchers in higher education institutions have signed an open letter calling on their colleagues to take a principled stand over the 4 March presidential elections. 

As RIA Novy Region correspondent Natalya Anikina reports, the open letter to teachers was initiated by the Developing Education International Association of Teachers. 

“We appeal to the community of teachers in Russia to show maximum responsibility and take a principled stand, and to prevent violations and falsifications or any other actions that may cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election results,” the open letter says. [Read more]